Raitio Väinö: Poem for sello and orchestra op. 7, piano score.
The Poem for violoncello and orchestra (D minor), op. 7, composed in 1915, is one of the main works of Väinö Rautio´s first period. This fantasy-like piece is based on a BACH-motive as homage to the composerhe admired. The orchestration is light so the soloist can be at ease when executing his part. During many decades the Poem was one of the most popular of his works, and it was played with orchestra or piano accompaniment by the most eminent Finnish cellists. It was even performed abroad.